Luke 15:25
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New International Version
"Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing.

King James Bible
Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.

Darby Bible Translation
And his elder son was in the field; and as, coming [up], he drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing.

World English Bible
"Now his elder son was in the field. As he came near to the house, he heard music and dancing.

Young's Literal Translation
'And his elder son was in a field, and as, coming, he drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing,

Luke 15:25 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

His elder son - Meaning probably persons of a regular moral life, who needed no repentance in comparison of the prodigal already described.

In the field - Attending the concerns of the farm.

He heard music - Συμφωνιας, a number of sounds mingled together, as in a concert.

Dancing - Χορων. But Le Clerc denies that the word means dancing at all, as it properly means a choir of singers. The symphony mentioned before may mean the musical instruments which accompanied the choirs of singers.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Luke 15:11,12 And he said, A certain man had two sons...

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Luke 7:32 They are like to children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped to you...

Exodus 15:20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand...

2 Samuel 6:14 And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod.

Psalm 30:11 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing: you have put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;

Psalm 126:1 When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

Psalm 149:3 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises to him with the tambourine and harp.

Psalm 150:4 Praise him with the tambourine and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

Ecclesiastes 3:4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

Jeremiah 31:4 Again I will build you, and you shall be built, O virgin of Israel: you shall again be adorned with your tabrets...

Library
June 10 Morning
The younger son took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.--LUKE 15:13. Such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.--We . . . were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) and
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

The Prodigal and his Father
'And He said, A certain man had two sons: 12. And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. 13. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. 14. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. 15. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

An Appeal to Sinners
Yours in much affection, C. H. S. "This man receiveth sinners."--Luke 15:2. IT WAS A SINGULAR GROUP which had gathered round our Saviour, when these words were uttered; for we are told by the evangelist--"Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him." The publicans--the very lowest grade, the public oppressors, scorned and hated by the meanest Jew--these, together with the worst of characters, the scum of the streets and the very riff-raff of the society of Jerusalem, came
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858

The Prodigal's Return
"When he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him." First, I shall notice the position intended in the words, "a great way off ;" secondly, I shall notice the peculiar troubles which agitate the minds of those, who are in this condition; and then, thirdly, I shall endeavor to teach the great loving-kindness of our own adorable God, inasmuch as when we are "a great way off," he runs to us, and embraces us in the arms of his love.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858

Cross References
Luke 15:24
For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' So they began to celebrate.

Luke 15:26
So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on.

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